Literature Department

Address: Smolny Buyan st. 7, office 200.

Tel.:+7 (8182) 66-05-88

General information and activity profile

Research and education focuses on acute literary issues.

Teaching Staff of the Department comprises 10 teachers (including 2 Professors, 8 Associate Professors.)

Main research topic: Northern text of Russian literature. Comparative literature studies

Individual Research Fields:

  • Prose poetics. Northern text of Russian literature (Elena Sh. Galimova)
  • Russian literature of the Silver Age. Poetics of myth (Marina V. Nikitina)
  • Modern Russian literature. Children's literature (Alena V. Davidova)
  • Northern text of Russian literature. Literature of travels and pilgrimages (Elena Y. Vaenskaya)
  • Foreign literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Foreign literature of the 19th century (Natalia N. Zakharova)
  • Ancient literature. The latest foreign literature (Olga P. Plakhtienko)
  • Foreign literature of the 19th and 20th centuries (Elena J. Antonova)
  • Old Russian literature. Russian literature of the 18th century (Oksana V. Alekseeva)
  • Russian literature of the 19th century. Book publishing (Ekaterina A. Lipnitskaya)

Recent International Research Projects:

  • History of Translation Activities in the Pomeranian North
  • Russian emigrant writers from the Arkhangelsk North. E.A. Gagarin, A.S. Arsenyeva, G.Revaldt in Germany in the 1930s - 1940s: reconstruction of biographies and the study of their Russian- and German-language literary creativity
  • Comparative Literature Studies. Franco-Russian literary relations.


Elepova Marina Yurievna,
Doctor of Philology, Professor

Research Interests: Russian literature of the 19th century, comparative literature studies, Northern text of Russian literature 

Main disciplines

In Russian: Russian literature of the first half of the 19th century, Russian literature of the 40s – 60s of the 19th century, Actual problems of modern philology etc.  

Educational programs implemented by the Department:

Bachelor level

42.03.03 Publishing;

44.03.05 Teacher education;

45.03.01 Philology. Applied Philology: philological aspects of media;

45.03.01 Philology. Teaching of philological disciplines.

Master level

45.04.01 Comparative literature studies. Franco-Russian literary relations


45.06.01 Linguistics and literary studies. Russian literature

Updated 06.06.2019